Zen Doodle Drawing Competition; coloring books

Lose Yourself, Find Yourself, With Art

I was at a festival recently, where people gathered to teach, learn and create through a series of workshops for yoga, dance, music and art. Throughout the days and nights, folks would hang out on the grounds, people-watching and relaxing. I ended up doing just as much of this as I did taking workshops, and found myself parked under a tree next to a creek, sitting on a blanket with friends. Among other items scattered on the blanket were bottles of nail polish, sketchbooks, markers and coloring books for adults.

When I saw the coloring books, I smiled to myself, knowing that the wave of doodle art–drawing and coloring it–is growing. And I get it. So does Kristy Conlin, as you’ll see below.

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You can edit or manage your entry HERE
Prizes

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 in cash
  • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • $50 towards a purchase at the Cloth Paper Scissors Shop
  • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Zen Doodle Workshop, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.
  • We’re looking for artful doodling, from black and white to brilliantly colored patterns, designs that take this art form to a new level. Techniques can include complex shading and dimension, layered patterning, designs-within-designs, and eye-popping uses of color. Mediums are limited to pencil, markers, pens, watercolor, paint, pastels, and ink. The doodle can be a cohesive design, or doodling can be used to create portraits, animals, objects, landscapes, or text, the patterning conveying texture and dimension. The pieces should inspire beginning or experienced doodlers to try something new, or to push their own boundaries, reinforcing this as an art form that encourages them to focus, relax, and get lost in the beautiful circles, spirals, and lines they’re creating. We’re looking for unique, high-quality designs that demonstrate excellent skills and an exceptional eye for patterning and design. If selected, winners may be asked to write a blurb about what inspired them, and what materials were used.
  • The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Cloth Paper Scissors reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition is not eligible.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.
  • Already Entered?
    You can edit or manage your entry HERE
    Prizes

    One First Place Winner will receive:

    • $1,000 in cash
    • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

    One Second Place Winner will receive:

    • $500 in cash
    • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

    Honorable Mentions will receive:

    • $50 towards a purchase at the Cloth Paper Scissors Shop
    • Their artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors Winter issue of Zen Doodle Workshop

    How to Enter

    • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
    • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
    • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Zen Doodle Workshop, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.
    • We’re looking for artful doodling, from black and white to brilliantly colored patterns, designs that take this art form to a new level. Techniques can include complex shading and dimension, layered patterning, designs-within-designs, and eye-popping uses of color. Mediums are limited to pencil, markers, pens, watercolor, paint, pastels, and ink. The doodle can be a cohesive design, or doodling can be used to create portraits, animals, objects, landscapes, or text, the patterning conveying texture and dimension. The pieces should inspire beginning or experienced doodlers to try something new, or to push their own boundaries, reinforcing this as an art form that encourages them to focus, relax, and get lost in the beautiful circles, spirals, and lines they’re creating. We’re looking for unique, high-quality designs that demonstrate excellent skills and an exceptional eye for patterning and design. If selected, winners may be asked to write a blurb about what inspired them, and what materials were used.
    • The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Cloth Paper Scissors reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition is not eligible.
    • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
    • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.
    • http://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-competitions-preparing-your-entry
    • Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
      PAPERBACKAdults and children alike will find the Secret Garden both a beautiful and inspirational coloring book. Tumble down a rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. Each pages shelters tiny creatures waiting to be found and bits of garden that need to be completed by you! This beautiful pen-and-ink illustration book will be brought to life through your coloring.
      Zen Doodle Coloring Book
      eBOOKThis coloring book is built of lovely Zentangle®-inspired art and coloring in these inspiring and unique designs will definitely help you relax and meditate. You’ll clear your mind and have a little fun while you explore 100 Zen Doodle illustrations of animals, florals, geometrics, organic shapes, letterforms and more. Print out your favorite designs to let the fun begin.

      Blick art materials

      Blick art materials

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